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Keywords:

  • Evaporative cooler;
  • Discomfort index;
  • Hot-dry climate;
  • Tropical summer index;
  • Fourier admittance method

Abstract

The thermal performance of a room fitted with an evaporative cooler (desert cooler) has been analysed in terms of a ‘discomfort index’ for three different climates, namely hot dry, hot humid and composite typified by the Jodhpur, Madras and Delhi climates. The effects of different cooler parameters on the discomfort index of the room have been investigated to obtain the optimum values for each climate.